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2018 Grant Awards

AmountRecipientPurposeComments
$75,000AABB National Blood Foundation Fund one early career medical research grant in transfusion medicine & cellular therapiesThis program gives Coastal Blood Foundation entry into relevant medical research
$25,000 University of North Florida, Brooks College of HealthEndowment funds for Joseph H Williams Nursing ScholarshipsThis grant will take the endowment to just over $100,000
$15,000UNF, Brooks College of Health, Kerry Clark Ph.D. Basic research project materials to identify endemic pathogens in ticks, transmissible to bloodMaterials only request; no salary support for researcher requested; additional grant for research assistant follows this
$15,000UNF, Brooks College of Health, Kerry Clark, PhD Funding for part-time research lab assistantThis assistant will perform bulk of lab procedures for the basic research
$17,290Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Brad Collins, MD Positive patient identification systems for blood sampling, improving patient safetyUpdated systems, compatible and integratable with hospital records system
$6,788Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Brad Collins, MD Blood refrigerator for massive transfusion protocols; improves control, reduces lossWill allow immediate access, temperature-controlled storage 24/7
$12,084Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Brad Collins, MD Electronic locks for 3 doors; secures blood supply; controls accessBlood supply security is requirement for accreditation and especially for safety
$10,000Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Kurt Gambla, MD, CMO Financial support for integrated sickle cell disease management programProvides integrated medical, transfusion, and pharmacy support; reduces risks to patients for tx and rx
$2,246Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Brad Collins, MD Financial support for Blood Conservation Coordinator to attend professional development conferenceThis successful program at BMH has a new coordinator who needs the conference
$10,000OneBlood; SHANDS JaxTransfusion Medicine Fellow travel to OneBlood Labs & additional supportLabs in Tampa & Orlando perform specialized functions; & promotional support
$1,000OneBloodSupport expenses for subject matter experts to present 3 conferences in JacksonvilleOneBlood staff and staff and physicians from hospitals served attend at no charge
$5,900OneBloodEducation and training for Jax area technical leadersKey staff to AABB meeting; others to various OneBlood reference labs
$10,500OneBloodContinuing education subscriptions; self study programsFor licensure; also provided at no charge to licensed hospital techs at no charge
$70,000OneBloodHigh School Scholarships in Blood Alliance regionAll money stays in region; all schools supporting OneBlood enumerated
$12,000OneBloodSend 4 client hospital lead techs to AABB meetingStrengthen area hospital transfusion service and OneBlood relationship
$18,632Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Transfusion service partial educational activities5 year staff development & quality improvement program
$50,000Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Abba Zubair, MD, PhDResearch effects of plasma age on neuron regenerationOngoing research; develop data for basis for very large NIH grants
$18,470Mayo Clinic Jax/FSCJ Joint program for select high school students; 4 day laboratory science immersionNovel approach to attract bright students into college educational programs of both organizations
$4,000Mayo Clinic Jax/FSCJ Mayo scholarship for 1 FSCJ studentNew support for ongoing joint program
$1,090St Vincents Jax Send 10 students, leader to Fla Society of Clinical Laboratory Science SymposiumIncludes sessions on immunohematology; support for St Vincent’s lab tech training program
$20,000St. Vincents Jax Student scholarship support for 10 studentsAll money remains in Jax; stipends to attract strong students
$7,200UF Health, Dept. of Transfusion MedicineResearch, Title: Comparison of heel stick sample with placental blood sample for pretransfusion testing.All money remains in Jax; testing and statistical analysis costs only; no personnel or investigator costs
$15,000UF Health, Dept. of Transfusion MedicinePurchase 3 Ortho Gel Pretransfusion Testing WorkstationsReplaces obsolete equipment, used solely in Jacksonville; all costs directly associated with the equipment

 

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